Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  103 min.
Release Date: November 14, 2014 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal, Calgary, Victoria, Edmonton, Winnipeg - November 14, 2014 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Victoria
Nov 28 - Ottawa

DVD: February 10, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
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Cast: Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Claire Foy

Inspiration: Maziar Bahari


The true story of the imprisonment and torture of Iranian Canadian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal), who was imprisoned for five months in Iran following an appearance on director Jon Stewart's The Daily Show.

He named his interrogator "Rosewater" because he smelled of the familiar fragrance. Rosewater beat him and used methods of psychological torture in order to obtain information. His segment on The Daily Show, a satirical sketch in which an actor posed as an American spy in Iran and interviewed Bahari, was played for him and he was accused of being a spy and of working for Zionists.

Director: Jon Stewart
Studio: Open Road Films
Producer(s): Scott Rudin, Gigi Pritzker, Jon Stewart
Screenplay: Jon Stewart
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  • 4 stars "Pretty good first directorial effort from Jon Stewart. Interesting to see the actor from The Bridge who played the Danish detective playing an Iranian heavy (BTW - good series on Netflix)"